Best Truck for Towing

2022 Toyota Tacoma towing a trailer


If you’re looking for a capable new pickup in the Sandy, UT area, then this is the list for you! The team at National Auto Plaza has put together a guide detailing our top five best trucks for towing campers, RVs, boats, and more. There is no single best pickup truck for towing– while heavy-duty models like the Ford F-450 or the RAM 3500HD can tow nearly 40,000 pounds of cargo, there are many other factors to take into consideration, such as price, off-roading capability, and tow features. We’ve considered all of these factors in putting together this list. So, if you find yourself asking “What is the most reliable truck for towing?” read on! Then, head to our inventory to start looking for your next pickup!



The 5 Best Trucks for Towing Campers, Boats, & More

Toyota Tacoma

  • MSRP: $26,700
  • Max truck towing capacity: 6,800 pounds

The Tacoma is a good entry-level pickup truck for drivers who aren’t necessarily looking for a massive powerhouse but still want plenty of capability. With a 6,800-pound maximum towing capacity, the Tacoma is more than capable of towing campers, RVs, and more, and it features a slightly more upscale interior than its more work-oriented counterparts. The Tacoma also comes with Toyota’s legendary safety features, a roomy interior cabin, and plenty of off-road features.

Jeep Gladiator

  • MSRP: $35,610
  • Max truck towing capacity: 7,650 pounds

The Jeep name is synonymous with off-roading capabilities, and the Gladiator pickup truck is no different. While its towing capacity is not as high as other entries on this list, it’s the best truck for drivers looking to off-road, and it’s by far the most customizable. The Gladiator’s roof, doors, and windshield can all be removed, making for a driving experience that is truly in touch with the outdoors. An ideal vacation for an off-road adventure or a weekend road trip!

RAM 1500

  • MSRP: $34,500
  • Max truck towing capacity: 12,750 pounds

The RAM 1500 is a light-duty pickup that still boasts a five-digit towing capacity, powered by four different engines that drivers can choose from. The RAM 1500 can also be configured in a number of different ways, including cab types, cab lengths, and drivetrain. Inside the cabin, the RAM 1500 boasts a quiet ride despite its powerhouse engine, as well as an array of advanced technology and interior features. This is a great option

Chevy Silverado 1500 / GMC Sierra 1500

  • MSRP: $30,400(Chevy Silverado), $35,100 (GMC Sierra)
  • Max truck towing capacity: 13,300 pounds

Chevrolet and GMC are best described as cousins–their trucks are functionally the same, with identical towing capacities, performance specs, and mileage. However, the GMC variants tend to be more upscale and luxurious, while the Chevrolet variants are mode work-oriented and affordable. You’ll have to decide whether the Silverado or the Sierra best suits your needs, but they both offer an impressive 13,300-pound towing capacity. If you want something heavier-duty that retains the same rugged capability, consider springing for the pricier 2500HD or 3500HD.

Ford F-150

  • MSRP: $29,990
  • Max truck towing capacity: 14,000 pounds

The F-150 is perhaps the most recognizable pickup truck in the Ford lineup. It’s the best-selling truck in the United States, and for good reason. It blends a strong towing capacity with a capable interior cabin, and is available in a wide variety of trim levels, cab lengths, and trailering packages to fully customize your ride. As with the RAM 1500, you can consider upgrading to the F-250, F-250, or F-450 Super Duty models if you want even more tow power and off-road capability. The top-line F-450 can tow a staggering 37,000 pounds when properly equipped!

Find Your Best Truck For Towing at National Auto Plaza!

Here at National Auto Plaza, we pride ourselves on our inventory of high-quality pre-owned vehicles. We offer trucks from all of the brands listed above and more, so you’re sure to find something that suits your driving needs in our lineup. If you have any questions, or want more information about the trucks in this list, feel free to contact our office anytime!

You can also stop by our dealership to take an available model on a test drive and see how it handles on the road. And don’t forget to check out our finance center if you want to start the process of bringing your next ride home!


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